discriminative stimulus definition

  • noun:
    • a stimulus, associated with reinforcement, that exerts control of a specific type of behavior; the topic discriminates between closely relevant stimuli and responds absolutely only in existence of the stimulus
    • a stimulus providing you with information regarding how to proceed
    • a stimulus, related to reinforcement, that exerts control over a specific type of behavior; the topic discriminates between closely related stimuli and responds definitely only when you look at the existence of this stimulus
    • a stimulus that provides information on what to do

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